UCF Athletics bringing in larger, brighter LED screens for fall
Not only will there be new coaches at the games, but fans will be able to see the highlights on a brand-new video board, as well!
Bright House Networks Stadium and CFE Arena are getting tremendous upgrades and additions to the facilities’ LED displays ahead of the next University of Central Florida football and basketball seasons.
In all, 17 new LED displays will be installed in the two facilities, with brighter graphics and capabilities.
The main LED display at Bright House Networks Stadium will also be MUCH bigger, measuring 114 feet wide by 36 feet high (4,104 square feet).
For comparison, the video display built into the current scoreboard structure is 33.6 feet wide by 19.1 feet high (641 square feet).
(UCF Athletics press release: Bright House Networks Stadium and CFE Arena will see significant upgrades and additions to the facilities’ LED displays – commonly referred to as video boards – prior to the next UCF football and basketball seasons.
UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White made the official announcement Monday night during UCF Athletics’ Charge On Tour stop in downtown Orlando. we selected to the new LED displays in the two facilities. In all, 17 new LED displays will be installed in the two facilities.
“I think these new displays are going to be a game-changer for the in-game, in-venue environment in both Bright House Networks Stadium and CFE Arena,” White told a crowd of more than 500 in attendance at the Cheyenne Saloon. “The time is now for us to be bold. An investment like this, in our two keystone facilities, is about as bold as it gets.”
The main LED display at Bright House Networks Stadium will measure 114 feet wide by 36 feet high (4,104 square feet). For comparison, the video display built into the current scoreboard structure is 33.6 feet wide by 19.1 feet high (641 square feet). It will feature Daktronics’ 15HD pixel layout for excellent image clarity. The display also features variable content zoning, allowing it to show one large image or be divided into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, statistics, scoring, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages. The resolution of the new video board will be greatly enhanced in relation to the previous display.
The football stadium will also see the addition of a ribbon display added to the south end zone. This display will measure more than seven feet high by 199 feet wide. It will offer the opportunity to supplement content and information on the main display, while also offering unique opportunities for fan engagement and sponsor messaging.
At CFE Arena, a nine-display center-hung configuration will be the centerpiece above the basketball court. Four main displays will each measure 14 ½ feet high by 17 ½ feet wide. These four displays will feature the same variable content zoning mentioned in the football display above and will also feature vastly improved resolution over the previous displays. Four wedge-shaped displays will fill in the corners of the center-hung configuration. Below the main displays, a lower ring measuring approximately three feet high by 58 feet in circumference will also be installed.
In addition, the arena will also see a 270-degree ribbon display, measuring 2 feet high by 659 feet in length around the inside of the facility. Five courtside scorer’s tables, each measuring 2 ½ feet high by 8 feet wide will also be in use during Knights’ basketball games. Both the ribbon display and scorers tables allow the flexibility to provide supplemental game information, fan engagement opportunities and sponsor messaging.)
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